Category Archives: surrender to God

Religious self-protection is a rejection of true freedom in Christ.

E. Stanley Jones said: “Jesus was crucified because He wouldn’t conform to a system.” (Jones was an American Methodist missionary to India in the mid-twentieth century.) True freedom in Christ is much more than a system, form, or formula. A … Continue reading

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Self-surrender to God / never surrender to evil

The only freedomFrom life’s dark cavesIs self-surrenderTo God’s rescue. If you ignore and/or silence the parts of you that are crying out for healing, you’ll stay stuck in a charade of denial. The One who set up the world’s eco … Continue reading

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The more I lower myself the more God’s power flows

The more I discernThe glory of the LordThe less my self-concernAnd the more I learnTo trust Him. The more I denyMyselfTo followJesusThe more ILearn to relyOn Him daily. The moreI lowerMyself,The moreGod’s powerCan flow. The more I hungerTo know God … Continue reading

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The “shocking” power of Christ in you

Christ-followers have an external power source living inside them that can be activated by faith-filled surrender. However, Church too often trains people to have a passive mind and accept whatever a preacher or priest says, not to think and seek God. … Continue reading

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The government shall be upon His shoulders

“Peace on earth, goodwill toward men!” The vision of Christmas includes caring for and getting along with all people; and being one with our brothers and sisters in Christ. Jesus prayed for the oneness of His followers in John 17. However, … Continue reading

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Another day; another miracle

Multitudes of miracles have gone unnoticed in your life. Ask Jesus to tell you about some of the miracles you’ve overlooked. I continually see Jesus do things that drastically defy the odds of probability! When things that overwhelmingly defy probability begin to … Continue reading

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Weakly Reader makes me strong!

When I was in elementary school we were regularly given a publication called “Weekly Reader.” Did you get that when you were in school? However, as an adult I have learned to depend on another publication — “Weakly Reader.” It … Continue reading

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What’s true Christianity?

True Christianity is More than a program. It’s the presence and power Of the Person who died and now lives! True Christianity is Not about listening to a man. It’s about listening to Christ in you And doing what He … Continue reading

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Tolerance For God? Or Fire Of God?

What does this Bible verse (Hebrews 12:29) mean? “For our God is a consuming fire.” Perhaps this:  Unless there is a fire in your heart consuming self-focus and releasing a continual, all-consuming craving for Christ, you’ve stopped short of finding … Continue reading

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The human heart is a fireplace. It can burn clean and pure with the love of God. Or smoke and choke on selfish desires.

The human heart is a fireplace. It can burn clean and pure with the love of God. Or smoke and choke on selfish desires putting a damper on all of life. A deployed damper is deeply damaging. Perhaps we need … Continue reading

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